1 Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…
I. BODY — sense-consciousness.
II. SOUL — self-consciousness.
III. SPIRIT — God-consciousness.
(J. B. Heard, M. A.)There are three things of which man in his entirety consists — flesh, soul, and spirit: the one, the spirit, giving form; the other, the flesh, receiving form. The soul is intermediate between these two: sometimes it follows the spirit and is elevated by it, and sometimes it consents to the flesh and falls into earthly concupiscences.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.